Sinking Ships (song)

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"Sinking Ships"
Single by Bee Gees
A-side "Words"
Released January 1968 (1968-01)
Format 7", 45rpm
Recorded 7 November 1967
Genre Psychedelic pop
Length 2:21
Label Polydor (United Kingdom)
Atco (United States)
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Bee Gees B-sides chronology
"Sir Geoffrey Saved the World"
Sinking Ships
"The Singer Sang His Song"

"Sinking Ships" is a song by the Bee Gees, released as the B-side of "Words" in January 1968. It was written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb, Produced by Robert Stigwood and the Bee Gees, Lead vocals by Barry Gibb and joined by Robin Gibb, with a harmony by Maurice Gibb It was reissued in Germany in 1987. Both tracks were released as a double A in Germany, Netherlands, Japan and France.

Robin was not come to the sessions of November 7, when they recorded this track and the unreleased "When Things Go Wrong". Like "Words", It was recorded in the Horizontal sessions but it was not included and released as a single only. It was mixed by Bill Inglot in 1990, The vocals, done at a later date, has Barry and Robin in each verse and either Maurice and Barry on the chorus, It has the same false ending trick like the song "Horizontal".[1]

The song's structure is a little close to the song "Horizontal", with three verses and a false fade at the end of the verse two.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb.

No. Title Length
1. "Words"   3:13
2. "Sinking Ships"   2:21



  1. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1967". 
  2. ^ Hughes, Andrew. "The Bee Gees: Tales Of The Brothers Gibb". Retrieved 16 December 2012.